Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio, Moderator Curiae of the Archdiocese of Manila places ashes on the forehead of a man during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Arzobispado de Manila chapel, Intramuros, March 6, 2019.

RCAM SOCOM holds First General Assembly for 2019 on February 16 at the San Pedro Calungsod Youth Center, Knights of Columbus, Intramuros, Manila.

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo leads the celebration of the 27th World Day of the Sick at the Manila Cathedral on February 11, 2019.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antoio G. Cardinal Tagle leads the Solemn Declaration of Santo Niño de Tondo Parish to an Archdiocesan Shrine on February 5, 2019.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle greets Pope Francis during World Youth Day in Panama City on Jan. 26, 2019. (Photo Credit: CBCPNews)

Bishops from the different archdioceses and dioceses in the Philippines gather for PACOM 4 on January 24, 2019, at the Filoil Center, San Juan City.

About the Archdiocese

Manila was established as a suffragan diocese of Mexico on February 6, 1579 by Pope Gregory XIII by virtue of the Apostolic Constitution “Illius fulti praesido,” following the first successful missionary efforts.
On August 14, 1595, Pope Clement VIII raised the Diocese to the status of an Archdiocese and created three new dioceses as suffragan to Manila: Nueva Caceres, Nueva Segovia, and Cebu. With the creation of these new dioceses, the territory of the Archdiocese was reduced to the city of Manila and the ten civil provinces near it. Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Bataan, Zambales, and Mindoro.



His Eminence
Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle
Archbishop of Manila

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